Incumbents face no foes on Fredonia spring ballots

Ozaukee Press Staff

Unlike last year, Fredonia voters will have no contested races to choose from in the April election as the deadline for getting on the ballot passed Wednesday, Jan. 2.

In the Village of Fredonia, Village President Donald Dohrwardt and incumbent trustees John Long and William McLarty are running for re-election. Newcomer Daniel Gehrke also will be on the ballot.

Trustee T.J. Meyers-Jansky opted to not seek re-election.

Dohrwardt has been a fixture on the board for the most part since 1996 while McLarty was appointed to the Village Board over four others, including Gehrke, in July to replace Neil Wagner, who resigned for health reasons.

Long was appointed to the Village Board in January 2014 and has since twice been re-elected.

In the Town of Fredonia, Supr. Lance Leider, who has served on the Town Board for 17 years, is running for chairman to replace Rich Mueller, who is stepping down after 36 years on the board and 20 years as chairman.

Supervisors Chris Janik and Mark Schubert are unopposed for re-election.

No candidates filed to fill the last year of Leider’s term on the Town Board. Town Clerk Bob Eichner said the vacancy will be filled by appointment following the election.

In the Northern Ozaukee School District, incumbent Dan Large is the only School Board candidate for the Town of Belgium seat and incumbent Rick Hamm is the only candidate for the Town of Saukville seat.

No candidate filed to succeed Scott Szczerbinski for the School Board’s Town of Fredonia seat.

Last April, five candidates ran for three seats on the Village Board. In that race, incumbent Jill Bertram and newcomers Joshua Haas and Richard Abegglen were elected while incumbent Rudy McCormick and challenger Daniel Paulus came up short.



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